Disaster Resilient Communities in Nepal by 2050

Case Station and Field Campus (CASIFICA)

Supporting Agency: Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University, Kathmandu University (KU)

Country: Nepal
Location within Country: Throughout the Country
Project Period: Completed

The Program:
NSET and Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University, Japan had signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of Case Station and Field Campus (CASIFICA at Tsukuba, Japan on March 1, 2006. The goal of CASIFICA is to conduct action research in the field of disaster mitigation and disaster preparedness in five countries including Nepal and extend the cooperation for similar collaborative work at regional and international levels. The objectives of program are two-fold: Help institutionalize disaster risk education based on national/regional necessities and demands on academic education and researches, Provide academic assistance to the initiatives on disaster risk management by government, non-government or financial institutions and private sector by starting NGO-College collaboration on joint researches and implementation
The projects to be included in CSFC would be projects implemented by NSET or by a joint endeavor of NSET and Kathmandu University (KU) or those implemented by NSET and KU in partnership with other government or non-government organizations. The projects can be basically categorized as: Project for critical assessment if the impact of earthquake risk management works being done by NSET in the past decade in Nepal, Project for critical assessment of a program such as the School Earthquake Safety Program (SESP), and the Project for critical assessment of the progression of disasters risk management works in a particular geographical or administrative area of Nepal.

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